While the gig economy has grown exponentially, with the term ‘gig’ implying flexibility to the workers, they are simultaneously denied crucial social security benefits. In this article, Apoorva Bantula explores the position of gig workers within the Code on Social Security Bill and interprets their vulnerabilities amidst the current pandemic.
With the world over eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, Astitav points to how the emphasis accorded to this is misplaced, especially for a country like India. Getting a vaccine is only the first step, and the steps following it require critical attention of policy makers.
Mr. Rajeev Sadanandan delivers the talk on “Developing resilient health systems” using the case study of Kerala. The talk focuses on developing better systems through political and social interventions.
Dr. Rathin Roy delivers the lecture on Political Economy of the Contemporary Indian Situation with insights into how to revive the economy during COVID 19.
Dear Readers, Sometime in late December, a new type of flu virus started spreading around the world, the first cases of this virus were discovered in the Chinese province of Wuhan and since then it has affected 298,262 people and has caused the death of 12,836 (as on 21/03/2020). This virus has been identified as…